Plum Senior High School

900 Elicker Rd,

Pittsburgh, PA, 15239-1098

Tel: (412)795-4880
Grades: 9-12

1,360 students

Plum Senior High School serves 1,360 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 29%.
Plum Senior High School operates within the Plum Borough School District.
The school district's 87% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 1360 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,360 students
Plum Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 85 teachers
Plum Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Plum Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
Plum Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
Plum Senior High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
n/a
8%
Plum Senior High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
4%
16%
Plum Senior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
93%
71%
Plum Senior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Plum Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Plum Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.47
Plum Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
34%
Plum Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Plum Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 4,037 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 100% over five years.
School District Name Plum Borough School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
3
Number of Students Managed 4,037 1,559
Plum Borough   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 87% 88%
Plum Borough   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $54 MM $21 MM
Plum Borough   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $51 MM $20 MM
Plum Borough   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,837 $12,476
Plum Borough   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,191 $11,944
Plum Borough   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Springdale Junior Senior High School (2.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Colfax Upper Elementary School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Center Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
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  • Pittsburgh Center Elementary School
    201 Center New Texas Rd
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15239
    (412)795-4420
    1.3  mi  |  424  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Pittsburgh Pivik Elementary School
    100 School Rd
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15239
    (412)795-4580
    1.6  mi  |  499  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Pittsburgh Regency Park Elementary School
    606 Millers Ln
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15239
    (412)795-0660
    1.8  mi  |  257  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Springdale Colfax Upper Elementary School
    430 Colfax St
    Springdale , PA , 15144
    (724)274-7200
    2.5  mi  |  221  students  |  Gr.  4-6
  • Pittsburgh Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Washington Elementary School
    2501 Main St
    Pittsburgh , PA , 15235
    (412)793-2800
    2.7  mi  |  346  students  |  Gr.  KG-3

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